San Francisco: Montara Mountain Trail

Hump 2,200 feet on an 8.2-mile hike to views of the Bay Area, the Pacific, and Mt. Diablo.
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Hump 2,200 feet on an 8.2-mile hike to views of the Bay Area, the Pacific, and Mt. Diablo.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.8

Waypoints

MMT001

Location: 37.5453796386719, -122.511894226074

Unmarked trail; L @ old road at .3 mi.

MMT002

Location: 37.5537185668945, -122.507690429688

After wooden bridge, L @ 3-way onto trail

MMT003

Location: 37.5540466308594, -122.508270263672

Bear R @ 3-way up switchbacks

MMT004

Location: 37.56103515625, -122.50463104248

Straight @ 3-way with fire road

MMT005

Location: 37.5628395080566, -122.507148742676

Straight @ 3-way with spur trail; look up for hawks and falcons

MMT006

Location: 37.5638275146484, -122.506164550781

Bear R @ 3-way

MMT007

Location: 37.5638275146484, -122.504447937012

Bear R @ 3-way

MMT008

Location: 37.5679092407227, -122.497756958008

Bear R @ 3-way

MMT009

Location: 37.5615310668945, -122.480010986328

R @ 3-way to summit (L leads to false summit)

MMT010

Location: 37.5609397888184, -122.478248596191

L up switchbacks to stay off private land

MMT011

Location: 37.5610466003418, -122.477920532227

R @ 3-way (spur goes to communications tower)

MMT012

Location: 37.5614242553711, -122.477668762207

Montara Mtn. North Summit (1,898 ft.); views of the Bay Area